Job Description: RF Engineer


About goTenna

goTenna is building the world’s most intelligent and scalable mobile mesh networks. Our protocols and devices are designed to enable off-grid connectivity and augment traditional communications networks. goTenna mesh networking turns everything in the world around us into programmable mobile infrastructure to decentralize connectivity and unlock society’s last-mile.

About the Role

 goTenna seeks a passionate, mission-driven, quality-oriented RF engineer to join its engineering team. The RF engineer will be responsible for the design, development, testing, validation, and production release of RF handheld radios.  The RF engineer provides strong technical expertise to the product development team and delivers high quality products to meet demanding customer requirements. 


Primary Responsibilities:

      RF electrical design, radio propagation modeling and prediction, schematic capture/simulation, board layout, design verification testing, product validation and technical specifications.

      RF front-end design, filter design, analog to digital converter design, wave path analysis and interference analysis.

      Ensure the electrical designs and system level solutions will meet the intent of the requirements documents and marketing interfacing specifications.

      Define the hardware and software architecture of RF solutions as part of roadmap planning.

      Create, contribute to, and execute engineering schedules and program budgets to meet customer and marketing requirements.

      Provide consulting and troubleshooting on technical problems that arise in product development.

      Perform engineering calculations, measurements, analysis for new development verification and sustaining engineering work design changes.

      Write technical specifications and support technical proposals for new development.

      Develop and support test requirements for product characterization and verification.

      Assist with prototypes and engineering builds (hands on capability required).

      Gather and analyze test data to execute engineering judgment in implementing corrective measures.


Required Experience:

      Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field

      5+ years experience in design and product development of system level RF solutions.

      In-depth knowledge of RF radio-communication, RF power amplifier circuits, RF filter circuits, antenna design and RF propagation principles.

      Experience in radio design for body-worn, portable radio products.

      Experience designing radio products which operate in VHF and UHF.

      Experience in signal processing algorithm design and implementation.

      Familiarity with digital communication, including modulation, coding and detection

      Familiarity with Software Defined Radios a plus

      Knowledge of MIMO and OFDM a plus

      Working knowledge of commercial and military performance standards such as FCC, CE, IEC, and MIL-STD-461.

      Experience using RF test/lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, network analyzers and spectrum analyzers.

      Familiarity with EDA tools for schematic capture and PCB layout (Altium Designer preferred) a plus.

      Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and information to other functional departments within the organization.

      Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams.



Preferred Experience:

● Experience working on government-focused projects

● Preference for working in the innovative, fast-paced environment of ap

● Love for goTenna and our mission to build a distributed communication network from the ground-up!

ITAR: U.S. Citizen or Green Card Required

Placement at the appropriate job level (entry, senior, etc) will be determined by a combination of years of experience, demonstration of proficiency in this field, and other qualifications.

Able to lift 30 Ibs.

goTenna is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


 goTenna Benefits:


·       Equity

·       401(k) plan

·       Unlimited PTO

·       Parental Leave with Pay

·       Holiday pay (including December recess)

·       Medical, Dental, Vision and life insurance

·       Pre-tax benefits

·       Short- and Long-term disability plans

·       Professional Education Stipend

This position has been filled.